Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a new parent's worst nightmare - the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age, most frequently during the night - that has no immediately obvious cause. Although the cause may never be realized, the most likely causes of SIDS are suffocation, asphyxia, entrapment, infection, ingestions, metabolic disease, congenital heart conditions and trauma (either intentional or unintentional.)
There are only a few measures that can be taken to minimize the risk of SIDS. And, New York City is making it a priority to educate new parents and caregivers about them.
A new SIDS public health campaign has hit the streets and we applaud NYC for it.
The rate of SIDS deaths started to fall in the early 1990s with the implementation of...